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Pin It! 7 Ways To Use Pinterest For Camp

Make use of Pinterest, the online bulletin board.

If you think Pinterest–the social media offering that brings the web to life via virtual corkboards customized with “pins” (graphics, illustrations, and images pulled straight from the web)–is just another way to waste minutes in a day, you are partially correct. Make use of Pinterest, the online bulletin board. Like Twitter, Pinterest allows users to follow others as well as follow specific boards of interest. And like Facebook, a simple click is all it takes to like a pin. But … Continue reading

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ASLA Headquarters helps Washington D.C. Rank #2 in EPA’s Top 25 Cities With Energy Star Buildings

The headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects helped Washington, D.C., rank second on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 list of the top U.S. cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. Cities are ranked on the list by how many buildings earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR in their area last year. ASLA’s headquarters was one of 435 ENERGY STAR certified buildings in 2013 that helped Washington, D.C., make the list. To earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR, buildings … Continue reading

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The One Secret to Smashing Stress You Haven’t Tried

Don't let stress steal our peace.

Did you sleep well last night? Not in cliched terms, like logs and babies, but real, restful sleep? Or did you toss and turn, unable to silence your frazzled mind long enough to let go of worry for eight short hours so you could face today fresh and rested? Stress is largely a self-created state of mind. It starts simply: the need to do ‘just a little more’ to keep up, to stay a step ahead, to finish our tasks … Continue reading

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Contracting For Maintenance Services


In recent years, most parks and recreation agencies have had to deal with the economic realities of reduced revenue and higher personnel costs. On the recreation side, program fees and charges can be revised, and/or programs can be eliminated or given to other service providers to close budget shortfalls. However, on the parks side—which is charged with maintaining the amenities, facilities, and landscape—raising additional revenue can be problematic. As a result, many agencies either are considering or have started to … Continue reading

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Make A Healthy Plate

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Whether conquering a fear of heights by trying the high ropes, swimming in a lake for the first time, or tasting a new food, camp is a place for kids to learn, grow, and experience new adventures. At Camp Ho Mita Koda in Newbury, Ohio, campers do all those things, plus learn how to count carbohydrates, check their own blood sugar, and give themselves their own shot of insulin. Camp Ho Mita Koda is the oldest camp in the nation … Continue reading

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